The 36th annual re-ride of the Pony Express National Historic Trail will pass through Casper on Friday, June 19, at approximately 10 a.m., at the Bureau of Land Management’s National Historic Trails Interpretive Center. Free admission to the Trails Center is offered all day.

Visitors should arrive at the Trails Center by 9 a.m. since the re-ride may arrive early. Those that do will be treated to live music by members of the Western Music Association, from 9:30-11:30 a.m., at the Pony Express Log Cabin. Award-winning musicians Jerry Bell, Dick Enders, Miss "V" the Gypsy Cowbell and Casey Whiteman will perform string music for the whole family.

The ride will continue to Fort Caspar Museum and Historic Site before heading to Independence Rock and beyond.

Nearly 500 volunteer members of the National Pony Express Association take part in this family-oriented commemorative event. This year the first rider will depart St. Joseph, Missouri, June 15, with relays of the mail to waiting riders along the 1,960-mile historic route. It will be delivered to the old Wells Fargo Bank building in Sacramento, California, June 25.

For additional information please call the Trails Center Information Desk at 307-261-7700. For details about the re-ride along its entire route and to follow the riders' progress, visit the National Pony Express Association online at www.xphomestation.com.